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Homemade No-Bake Thin Mints

Homemade No-Bake Thin Mints

Seriously, this is really easy. So easy, a manchild could do it.

I really enjoy baking, but the art of baking at high-altitude is something I just haven’t mastered. My friend’s birthday was fast approaching, and I wanted to make some goodies for her special day, but facing my oven was really not on my list of top things to do.

When I was in school, my no-bake special was peanut butter graham cracker sandwiches dipped in chocolate. Super inexpensive and easy to make, but always a crowd-pleaser. Surely there was something in that arena that I could make…

I started looking into thin mint recipes on Pinterest, but so many of them require you to make your own chocolate wafer. I really don’t think so. In comes Averie Cooks Homemade Thin Mints and Top with Cinnamon 15 Minute Thin Mints. Now these are recipes I can get on board with.

Averie Cookes used Ritz while Top with Cinnamon uses Oreos (both accidentally vegan). I think the chocolate wafer would have been more thin mint-like, but you have to twist the oreo apart, discard/eat the filling.. wow, none of that sounds bad actually. OK, if I’m being honest, I just didn’t want a bunch of leftover oreos in my house because that’s dangerous. I chose Ritz, and I think they turned out pretty spiffy if I do say so myself.

Homemade No-Bake Thin Mints
  • 4 squares of Baker's Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares (4 oz)
  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½-1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 16-20 Ritz crackers
  • Note: You will need parchment paper or wax paper and a cookie sheet.
  1. Add chocolate squares and oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at 20-second intervals, stirring inbetween, until the chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Stir in peppermint extract, starting with a ½ tsp. Taste and add more if needed.
  3. Using a fork, dip the cracker into the chocolate, coating both sides. Remove the cracker with the fork, letting the excess chocolate drip off. Place on a lined cookie sheet.
  4. Leave at room temperature to set, or place in fridge to speed up the process.


Homemade Thin Mints

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1 Comment

  • Reply Pat Shetter Bornemann

    Love these! I used Ritz with my peanut butter and made a sandwich cookie, then dip them in chocolate, white or dark. Yummy!

    June 15, 2013 at 2:47 pm
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